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Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

October 31, 2011


Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

by: Megan Arnall
Happy Halloween everyone! If you are a fan of horror movies, documentaries and what goes on behind the scenes…this is the movie for you tonight!
What I love about Leslie Vernon is that this movie answers all of the questions that we have about horror movies after we leave the theater. In this movie you’ll find out how the killer always manages to keep up or ahead of his prey, why nothing ever seems to go right for the victims, how/why a killer chooses his target, how the killer creates a slow burn of fear for his prey and why slasher villains just keep coming back.
The main reason I think this sleeper is a hit? Nathan Baesel aka Leslie Mancuso aka Leslie Vernon.  He is charming, welcoming, funny and a methodically detailed killer.  I was really impressed with the way he handled the character, you come to like Leslie Vernon, but then you remember he is a psychotic killer…that is an interesting balance to strike and to play it as well as he does makes the movie that much more entertaining.  What would you know him from? Nothing really, other than a few one episode stints on all of your favorite primetime crime dramas he hasn’t done much.  I look forward to see what he has to offer in future roles.
Watch Behind the Mask, enjoy the multitude of slasher flick references and tributes and eat some candy!
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